Monday, June 17, 2013

2014 PACE™ Award Application Now Available

The application for the 20th annual Automotive News PACE™ Award (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) is now available online at 

This year will be Transportation Research Center Inc.’s (TRC Inc.) 12th year of sponsoring the Automotive News PACE™.  The PACE™ Awards honors automotive suppliers who have embraced innovation or adapted and reinvented themselves to meet the demands of the OEM customer. This prestigious award sets the standard for ingenuity and excellence and has become a significant industry credential. 
Judging will start in Fall 2013 and will continue through January 2014.  Winners will be announced April 7, 2014, during SAE International Congress at a special ceremony to be held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan. 

The PACE Awards are a natural link for TRC Inc. as many of the innovations featured are ultimately validated at our proving ground. This also gives TRC Inc. the opportunity to support our customers and their efforts in the marketplace by acknowledging their hard work.
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Friday, June 14, 2013

Governor Kasich Visits TRC

Governor John Kasich visited Transportation Research Center (TRC) on June 13, 2013 to recognize the $16 million, 7.5-Mile Track repaving project. A portion of this paving project was paid for by the State of Ohio in an effort to bring more jobs and more revenue to the state.

After a tour of the aging track in early 2012, Kasich was made aware of the need for resurfacing. Kasich was able to get a sponsored grant from JobsOhio and a capital fund from the Ohio Department of Transportation, and he is pleased with the investment.
"Now, being able to fix it, being able to shine it up and display it around the country is going to mean more jobs, more revenue, more technology, and all good for the state of Ohio," Kasich said. "It is a fantastic investment. It also sends a message. Ohio is happening. We are not a fly-over state anymore. It's a place where you ought to show up. We know what we are doing and if you want to be part of the future, you move to Ohio," Kasich said.
"This facility did what it was designed to do. It attracted jobs to the state of Ohio and continues to offer job growth here in the state of Ohio," Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) President Rick Gildow said.
The 7.5-Mile Test Track has been open for testing for 39 years and has supported a variety of research and test programs. The original track consisted of concrete and asphalt lanes but has been completely resurfaced with asphalt.
For news coverage of Kasich’s visit and for additional photos, visit our Facebook page at:!/pages/Transportation-Research-Center-Inc/137825479605433.